A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday at the state's second-busiest airport. Construction is underway for 53 new T-hangars at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport.
The construction is part of an $8.2 million project that the county hopes will generate half-a-million dollars a year annually.
Airport director Mike Van Wie says the new project is a big improvement for the airport. He thinks the project is a solid investment.
Plans for the project were launched in 2010 by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners in response to the economic downturn. They listed new hangers as one of their top priorities.
With room for more planes, Van Wie hopes to create the chances for more property and sales tax revenues in order to attract more companies for economic development.